University of Chicago
The Department of Microbiology faculty researches a vast array of bacteria and viruses. We are a community of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, and staff committed to research and education in the field of microbiology. Our faculty conduct interdisciplinary research that advances the study of microbes and microbial diseases. Basic research in Microbiology underwrites out effort for eradication of important pathogens, prevention of human diseases, development of gene therapies and the evolution of new strategies for personalized medicine. We are also committed to training the next generation of scientists.
About the Department
This job participates in scientific research projects.The Staff Scientists are responsible for developing and executing projects, analyzing data, writing papers, and reports, presenting research, and training junior staff and students.
Basic microbiology: cloning, genetic manipulations, data analysis, statistical analysis, cell culture and primary cell growth, fluorescent microscopy, biochemistry, protein purification, electron microscopy.
Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Contributes to facilitating and promoting a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.
Reviews laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage complex data sets for research.
Leads the contributions to scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.
Trains new laboratory personnel.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include a PhD in related field.
Advanced Degree in a related field strongly preferred.
Experience with cryo-electron microscopy.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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